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Called to serve

Matthew Rawson ordained to transitional diaconate By Katherine Long Editor    SYRACUSE — As he lay prostrate in the sanctuary of St. James Church, diocesan seminarian and soon-to-be-deacon Matthew Rawson felt a calmness come over him.    He listened as the congregation sang the Litany of Supplication. “It was absolutely beautiful,”…

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Celebrating religious jubilarians

Each year the Diocese of Syracuse honors religious women who are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Here, the Sun profiles this year’s jubilarians and their years of dedicated service. 80 years Sister Mary Ethna Kapfer, CSJ, is celebrating 80 years as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Born in Chadwicks, N.Y.,…